Friday, September 5, 2014

Embossed Hot Glue for Christmas

Happy Friday...TGIF!!  The first week of school is done and we are that much closer to June!  It is a scorcher here today and my classroom is, quite literally, like a sauna.  We have no A/C in most of our building and weather like this makes life extremely uncomfortable.  Not much will get accomplished today! 
So, to cool off, let's think about Christmas!  Today I have another project to show you that we will be making at my monthly techniques class next week.  It uses the  Embossed Hot Glue technique...I've taken to using my iPhone to photograph my projects, since I can't get my camera to cooperate.  Not the greatest picture, but better than I've been getting lately with my camera!

Christmas card featuring the Christmas Bliss stamp set and using the Embossed Hot Glue technique.
Cool, huh?  I love the look of this!  It really is easy to do, though I would recommend practicing your hot glue gun teachnique on scrap paper before trying it on DSP or card stock.  It takes a bit of practice to get the bead of glue uniform and to get the shape of the tree.  I actually used my silicone craft mat to practice wasted a couple of glue sticks, but it helped me get a look I am happy with. 

Even with the practice, I did still have a couple of little strings of glue that got embossed.  They aren't terribly noticeable and I camoflaged one with a rhinestone :)
The DSP I used is from the All Is Calm that stuff!  The colours and patterns are so perfect for Christmas and winter projects.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Bliss photopolymer set, which has lots of great sentiments, both for the front and the inside of your Holiday cards.
I decorated my tree with rhinestones and a glimmer star on the top.

I think my class attendees are going to find this technique as much fun as I least I hope so!  Have a great sure to check in on Sunday for my first project as a part of the Sunday Stamps Design Team!


  1. this is a great idea! I love how it turned out.


  2. What an awesome card and technique! Thanks for all your tips and information that really helps.

  3. Oooh - cool technique - or should I say hot!!

  4. Love it!! I can't wait to make this card either - you're techniques classes are the best! :)


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